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Southwestern’s professors are leaders in their fields. More than 55% of faculty have a doctoral degree. With professors conducting ground-breaking research on campus and in the field, students are guaranteed an education that is useful beyond the walls of the classroom.

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Southwestern’s professors are leaders in their fields. More than 55% of faculty have a doctoral degree. With professors conducting ground-breaking research on campus and in the field, students are guaranteed an education that is useful beyond the walls of the classroom.

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General Studies

B.S. in General Studies

The B.S. in General Studies requires the following:

1. Meet the general education, residency and upper division requirements.

2. Complete one area of emphasis of 30 hours (12 hours upper division in residence) or two areas of emphasis with 18 hours each (6 hours upper division in residence in each emphasis). Areas of emphasis will typically be determined by course prefix, and will include only classes that would be applicable to a major. No course with a grade below C may apply toward an emphasis.

3. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.25 in upper division emphasis course work. No course with a grade below C may apply towards an area of emphasis.

4. After earning a Bachelor of Science in General Studies, a student may return to earn a second Bachelor's degree. However, an area of emphasis may only be used as a major in the second degree if there are 30 additional hours available in the major. A minimum of 158 cumulative semester hours is required to earn the second degree.